These 5 Striking Trends From Milan Made Me Do a Double-Take

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Milan Fashion Week went digital this season, following in the footsteps of Copenhagen, New York, and London. To state the obvious, the event looked different this time around, but the wondrous looks more than made up for the lack of stylish spectators. We didn't get street style or front row photos, but designers gave us plenty of pizazz on the runway. 

It was tough to narrow down some of my favorite highlights from the Milan collections this season because there were so many: fantastical iridescent dresses, hyperbolic accessories, bright colors, somber suits, badass leather pants, and much more. As expected, Italian blue-chip brands like Valentino, Prada, Fendi, and Tod's all played to win. Scroll down to see 5 top trends from the week. 

XXL Bags

The Milan collections just put your trusty tote bag to shame. You can fit pretty much anything in these behemoth bags, and especially in the almost-comically-large one at Marni. 

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Fendi
Marni
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Marni
Tod's
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Tod's
Prada
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Prada
Alberta Ferretti
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Alberta Ferretti 

Iridescence 

Prismatic fabrics made a major statement in Milan this season. I loved how Giorgio Armani made it wearable with an adorable iridescent vest. 

Marni
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Marni
Giorgio Armani
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Giorgio Armani
Dolce & Gabbana
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Dolce & Gabbana

Gloves

MM6 Maison Margiela, Prada, and Fendi all showed gloves for a range of outfits, proving just how versatile the often-overlooked accessories are. 

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MM6 Maison Margiela
Prada
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Prada
Fendi
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Fendi

Capes

Capes have been bubbling for a couple of seasons, but MFW F/W 21 just took them to the next level. I particularly enjoyed the monochrome looks at Fendi and Valentino. 

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Fendi
Valentino
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Valentino 
Prada
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Prada
Marni
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Marni
Valentino
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Valentino
Max Mara
milan fashion week trends fall winter 2021

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Cascading Ruffled Necklines

After the dominance of statement collars in recent months, perhaps we'll soon see the return of vintage-inspired jabots, which are decorative ruffles that cascade down from the neck. 

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Valentino
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Giorgio Armani
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Giorgio Armani
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